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08.13.2011, 10:05 AM

I picked one up because the deal was so good and the fact prices have gotten so high.

Without those two factors together I would not have. I have no application for this motor at the time so it will sit until I do.

I really don't know what I anticipate doing with it at this moment. I just knew that they would go fast and it would be a good motor to have for different applications.


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08.13.2011, 05:56 PM

Yeah, was the same for me and since I've got a 1518 and the repair kit for it is non existing I thought that $70 for a quality motor is a deal too good to pass up on.

I know that the 1515 repair kit can be used for the 1518, apart from the rotor, but the price tag on that kit is in the $45-55 range. I'm still beating myself up for not buying two 1518's during the last sale.
   
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08.15.2011, 09:00 PM

Well i ordered a 1717 the other day when this was posted and just received it..Now i know why these 1717s where in the corner of the warehouse... I got a 1717/17 1580kv with a 6mm shaft and closed endbell. which is odd because the heli version has 6mm shaft and open endbell... I'm kinda frustated at this point..

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Well i ordered a 1717 the other day when this was posted and just received it..Now i know why these 1717s where in the corner of the warehouse... I got a 1717/17 1580kv with a 6mm shaft and closed endbell. which is odd because the heli version has 6mm shaft and open endbell... I'm kinda frustated at this point..

IIRC, the first batch of the car version was mistakenly made with the 6mm shaft.
   
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and I guess that's the one i got
   
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08.15.2011, 10:55 PM

No worries, you can buy 6mm bore pinions, or you can just do like 99% of other guys did in your situation and grind the shaft down; all you need is padded vice and a metal file / dremel and some digital calipers. Stick the motor in a bag and poke the shaft through it to keep out the filings, then work back & forth along the shaft ( ahem.. ) and keep checking until your 5mm bore pinions fit snuggly. Either that, or sell your $70 motor for a large profit on a heli/ plane forum...
   
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08.15.2011, 11:10 PM

I think I just dreamed up a use for mine. Looking at building a scale 6x6 beast. Thinking the 1717 on 4s will be perfect. This thing will be heavy so I need a ton of torque.


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poke the shaft through it, then work back & forth along the shaft ( ahem.. )
ROFL that made me laugh.
   
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08.16.2011, 06:07 PM

SORRY guys, unfortunately these motors were made with a 6mm shaft (that's why they were off to the side in the warehouse.)

If anyone is unhappy with the fact that they got a 6mm shaft, please let me know. We will give a full refund to anyone who wants to return the motor.

(P.S. -- I didn't know about the sale until after the motors were gone ... and I would have suggested charging $150, and not $80 )

Thanx!

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08.16.2011, 06:27 PM

Is it possible to drill out an 5mm pinion to 6mm with an normal hand held drill?
im using novak ones, if it makes a difference(found them to be the best durability wise)

and Pdelcast it was 70usd not 80
   
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08.16.2011, 06:31 PM

CC thank you for the price break, some of us are very greatful for the chance to own these motors.
   
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The bore HAS to be dead center. Use a drill press!
   
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The bore HAS to be dead center. Use a drill press!
the drill will follow the existing hole, right?

Was more concern about the hardness of the pinion than getting it 110% straight, guess i just gonna give it a try. dont have an drill press, and dont want to bug other to help me

if i sand the shaft down from 6mm to 5mm, i think there will be more risk about getting it straight than drilling the pinion. atleast its better to risk a pion than the shaft.
   
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SORRY guys, unfortunately these motors were made with a 6mm shaft (that's why they were off to the side in the warehouse.)

If anyone is unhappy with the fact that they got a 6mm shaft, please let me know. We will give a full refund to anyone who wants to return the motor.

(P.S. -- I didn't know about the sale until after the motors were gone ... and I would have suggested charging $150, and not $80 )

Thanx!

Patrick
For 70 bucks I'll deal with the 6mm shaft.

I am just happy to be getting one since I already came up with a need for it. I wasn't sure then some planning and ideas just all came together and the motor will fit the bill perfectly.


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